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Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Original title in Czech: Chemie, technologie a vlastnosti materiálůFCHAbbreviation: DKCO_CHM_4Acad. year: 2020/2021

Programme: Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 30.4.2012Accredited until: 31.5.2024

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The aim of the study is to educate experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technology with an emphasis on chemical processes and material properties. In studies are also included basics of testing and measuring methods that the students were able to work not only as a leading technology teams in chemical plants, but also in basic and applied research, research and development institutes involved in the testing of physical-chemical characteristics of substances and in dedicated production promising new materials. This is also directed domestic and international internships. The inclusion of practical exercises doctoral students acquire basic experience with students, allowing them in the future can be integrated into the process of teaching at universities and secondary schools.

Key learning outcomes

Chemistry graduate DSP technology and material properties is able to formulate a scientific problem, propose a hypothesis to solve it and make experimental and theoretical attempts to confirm it. An integral part of the basic knowledge of graduate DSP is the ability to critically assess published scientific information and the ability to express oneself in writing in the English language.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of Chemistry, Technology and material properties are equipped with both experimental and theoretical knowledge in the field of material structures and their properties. They control a number of methods for the characterization of materials not only at the level of theoretical description , but are also familiar with the practices of their use in practice ( a lot of information gain among others, during internships at foreign universities ) . Stays allow them to also expand your language skills. Theoretical foundations of obtain in appropriately selected subjects. Graduates also have experience in the provision of information and presentation of results at conferences and professional seminars , not only in Czech , but also the English language. Doctoral students are also encouraged to independent and creative thinking and technological foresight , allowing them to solve technological problems in a number of operations. Given that the study course " Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials " is a modern -conceived field of doctoral study, which is based on the current state and needs of the chemical, electronic and consumer goods industries , graduates are eligible to work in both the industrial sector and areas applied and basic research. It should be noted that the graduate study program also has a basic knowledge of chemistry and physics. The general basis is extended by special courses that include, for example, the progress of chemistry and physics , nanotechnology , use of secondary raw materials, bioengineering and the use of chemical and physical laws in the areas of inorganic and organic compounds.

Entry requirements

We expect knowledge of basic chemical, physical and physically-chemical concepts and principles to the extent specified for the comprehensive MA exam in chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Brno University of Technology, eventually at other similarly focused BUT faculties or other university faculties.
Other requirements: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good results in the previous study (better than average grade of 2).
































The knowledge of general chemical, physical and physico-chemical concepts and laws of the extent provided for in the comprehensive master's examination of chemistry, physics and physical chemistry at the Brno University of Technology eventually. other similar focus BUT faculties and university faculties directions.
Other assumptions are: interest in engineering and scientific work, knowledge of English and good academic performance in previous studies (better than average grade 2).

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Non-linear Mechanical Response of Self-Assembled Nanocomposites

    Merging structural properties with mechano-adaptability represents a major scientific challenge with foundational technological implications. Facile syntheses of building blocks with encoded structural motifs, stereospecific functionalities and photonic properties is beyond current synthetic capabilities. Here, scalable nanotechnology is developed for adaptive metamaterials endowed by autonomous, spacio-temporal control of property modulation. Research on synthesis of assembly information rich functional ABBs will emerge as the foundational concept in materials chemistry and has breakthrough technological implications. Programing material performance through its building blocks will instigate a paradigm shift in design and fabrication of shock resistant aerospace superstructures with structural self-repair, robust actuators, lightweight armour and tunable acoustic damping structures.

    Tutor: Jančář Josef, prof. RNDr., CSc.

  2. Non-linear Mechanical Response of Self-Assembled Nanocomposites

    Merging structural properties with mechano-adaptability represents a major scientific challenge with foundational technological implications. Facile syntheses of building blocks with encoded structural motifs, stereospecific functionalities and photonic properties is beyond current synthetic capabilities. Here, scalable nanotechnology is developed for adaptive metamaterials endowed by autonomous, spacio-temporal control of property modulation. Research on synthesis of assembly information rich functional ABBs will emerge as the foundational concept in materials chemistry and has breakthrough technological implications. Programing material performance through its building blocks will instigate a paradigm shift in design and fabrication of shock resistant aerospace superstructures with structural self-repair, robust actuators, lightweight armour and tunable acoustic damping structures.

    Tutor: Jančář Josef, prof. RNDr., CSc.

  3. Possibilities of carbon dioxide reduction at the production of Portland cement

    Portland cement ranks and for many years ahead it will rank on the top of building binders. The annual worldwide production makes approx. 3,5 mil. tons and still keeps rising. However, the production process is burdened by huge emissions of carbon dioxide, being considered one of main greenhouse gasses. When balancing, one ton of Portland clinker equals to one ton of produced carbon dioxide. Hence this dissertation thesis will deal with the possibilities of carbon dioxide reduction corresponding to the volume of produced cements defined in the ČSN EN 197-1 standard. The work will mainly aim at pozzolana cements. Various industrial pozzolans, natural pozzolans and calcined clays will be tested. The goal will be to investigate the utilization of pozzolans in the production of cements. The reduction of clinker content in class II or IV cements to the minimum defined by the standard will contribute to the reduction of total carbon dioxide from cement industry.

    Tutor: Opravil Tomáš, doc. Ing., Ph.D.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hod. rozsahGr.Op.
DCO_FCHMPhysics and chemistry of materialscs0CompulsoryDrExyes
DC_CHIAcs0Compulsory-optionalExyes
DCO_FPDPhotoinduced processes in molecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_KMCeramic materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_KOVMetallic Materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MPMeasurements of material parameterscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MPMMaterials Science-Fundamentals and Advancescs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_MMMolecular materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_PMTAdvanced Materials Technologies and Applicationscs0Compulsory-optionalDrExP - 261yes
DCO_PTVPreparation and properties of thin layers of materialscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
DCO_VSDUtilisation of secondary productscs0Compulsory-optionalDrEx1yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
1 1 DCO_FPD, DCO_KM, DCO_KOV, DCO_MP, DCO_MPM, DCO_MM, DCO_PMT, DCO_PTV, DCO_VSD